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Hello, I'm Cliff Anderson! Why Cliff(y), you ask? Well, a lot of people I've met since primary school till now have always called me Cliffy! Anyway, for every 50 posts I come up with, and every 25,000 pageviews, I'm donating a sum of money to the World Food Programme. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

SIN: The Soup Spoon

A soup named after a famous American music duo?

The Soup Spoon opened its first outlet at Raffles City in 2002, growing rapidly to a total of 20 branches in Singapore and 3 branches in Jakarta, Indonesia as of now. The aroma of freshly made soup wafting in the air enticed me to give it a try when I was looking for a simple dinner at Bugis Junction.


The Soup Spoon offers Souper Value Meal, in which customers can simply add S$4.90 to the base price of a particular soup dish to have a square meal which also includes: (1) half sandwich, wrap or salad (2) beverage, friand (small French cake), chips or apple.


SG Chicken and Mushroom Ragout (Regular) S$8.00
Taste: 8/10

SG here doesn't stand for Singapore, but rather the duo: Simon and Garfunkel. Not surprisingly, the four herbs that have given name to one of their albums - parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme - made their way into the bowl, giving it a pleasant aroma. The chicken chunks and mushrooms were juicy.


Waldorf Salad (Half) +S$4.90
Taste: 8/10

A happy concoction of iceberg lettuce, walnuts, apples and cranberries, among others, The honey lemon mayonnaise was pretty light, but it could be slightly more acidic to make the overall dish more refreshing. 


Boston Clam Chowder S$8.10
Taste: 6/10

I've always been a fan of clam chowder. Unfortunately, the one that I had the other day was kind of a let-down. While it was creamy and milky, I could barely taste any clams, perhaps overshadowed by the large amount of chunky potatoes. Also, I felt that the soup could be less thick.


Tex Mex Beef Wrap (Half) +S$4.90
Taste: 6.5/10

Labelled as spicy, the wrap featured minced beef in Mexican red pepper sauce. Apparently, the spiciness kicked in after the first bite, but the taste soon grew monotonous. It came with a side salad of mediocre freshness.

Melon's Rating
Taste: 7/10
Ambience: 6/10
Overall: 6.5/10

Due to the size of the eatery, tables are positioned close to one another. Expect it to be squeezy, especially during lunch and dinner hours. I had mine past 8.00pm thought, so it wasn't that bad. Pika's advice: They have vegetarian options as well. Check it out in their website!

The Soup Spoon

230 Victoria Street
#B1-13 Bugis Junction
Singapore
(Daily: 11.30am - 10.30pm)


*Prices quoted are nett prices.

Have a nice meal,
Cliff(y)

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